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AV ISIDORA GOYENECHEA 2800, FLOOR 43, LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647, CHILE
Tel:
Work +56 2 2928 2200
Email:
Web:
www.carey.cl
Carey, Salvador Valdés, Santiago, CHILE

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Salvador Valdés

Tel:
Work +56 2 2928 2230
Email:
Carey

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions / Capital Markets / Private Equity / Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Position

Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm's Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Group.

Career

His practice includes advising international and local clients in public and private M&A transactions, including tender offers, auction processes, joint ventures, private equity investments, and corporate restructuring. He advises international and local banks such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, LarrainVial and BanChile Citi on the structuring of transaction and financial products, including advice on derivative matters. He also represents, on a regular basis, infrastructure funds on the acquisition, restructuring and financing of infrastructure projects in Chile.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Lawyer of the Year Award in Capital Markets, Best Lawyers (2019).
Lawyer of the Year Award in Corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers (2018).
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A and in Capital Markets, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500.
Recongnized in M&A, IFLR1000.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A and Capital Markets, LACCA.
Recognized in Corporate and M&A; Capital Markets; Banking and Finance, Corporate Governance and Compliance and Investment, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Corporate: M&A, Who's Who Legal.

PUBLICATIONS
Author of specialized publications on corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, international finance among others.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the legal group, ICARE.
Member of the Board of Paz Corp and Adexus.
Member of the Board of the Chile-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
Professor of Commercial Law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2005-2013).
Foreign Associate, Shearman & Sterling, New York (1996-1997).

Education

Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
LL.M, University of Chicago (1996).


Chile

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Salvador Valdés - Carey

Within: Corporate and M&A

Highly rated in the market for structuring M&A deals, Carey is 'a full-service firm with well-trained lawyers, who are highly responsive, experienced, connected and practical'. Its expertise includes takeovers through public offerings, minority share purchases, acquisitions of companies or asset packages, private equity transactions, and company and asset purchases during insolvency or reorganisation scenarios. Recent areas of growth for the practice include venture-capital deals, including equity investments and buyouts of local start-ups by foreign companies, while the compliance practice is highly rated for advising on risk prevention and mitigation. The active client list includes MetLife, Danaher, UnitedHealth, Scotiabank, Brookfield and Enel. In a deal involving several jurisdictions (and in a heavily regulated sector), Pablo Iacobelli, Cristiån Eyzaguirre and Francisco Guzmån  led advice to pharmaceutical distribution company Cardinal Health its $6.1bn acquisition of Medtronic's medical supply business. Other notable mandates included advising British private equity firm CVC Capital Partners on the local aspects of its $4.7bn acquisition of a 20 per cent stake in Gas Natural Fenosa; and assisting multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company Merck with the Chilean aspects of the global 4.2bn sale of its health consumer business to Procter & Gamble. Firm chairman Jorge Carey is 'visionary' and 'a brilliant strategist', managing partner Jaime Carey 'provides excellent support' and Marcos Ríos is the compliance contact. Claudio Lizana,  Salvador Valdés, Francisco Acuña and Guillermo Acuña, along with Jorge Ugarte, Cristiån Figueroa and Francisco Ugarte are also all highly regarded, as is counsel Patricia Silberman.

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